tv CBS 2 News This Morning CBS September 1, 2015 4:30am-7:00am EDT
it's 4:30 and 79 degrees on this september 1st. we are expected to have another heat wave. good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. traffic and weather in a moment, but first, a school is closed this morning legionnaires' bacteria was discovererred there. >> janelle burrell is live from the school on 91st street. >> reporter: chris and mary, covenant of the sacred heart school is closed for the second day in a row. officials have disinfected the cooling towers here twice to
make sure that no one gets sick. the all-girls catholic school will be shut down once again today after legionnaires' back tearoff found in one of the cooling towers. it was found after the recent legislation was passed after the outbreak in the bronx that killed a dozen and left over 100 sick. the law requires all building owners have their towers registered and inspected. the school is in two mansions, and the principal said "while it was only found in small amounts and is unlikely to have infected anyone, we have closed the mansions this weekend to eradicate the bacteria." officials from the city
released their own statement. ''its cooling tower's positive test result and subsequent disinfection, under score the importance the new legislation from just weeks ago." the school is expected to open next week. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> thank you, janelle. now, john, over to you. >> if we don't hit 90s in all locations it will be feeling like it. in the city right now, it's warm, 79, and winds are calm, relative humidity, 64%. we started with clouds, and then we will see late summer
sun for more of the area and for more coverage and those numbers up around 90 with the the dew point, feeling like the low to mid-90s again today and pace yourself, it's going to be one of those days. is it going to be one of those commutes? we have alex denis. >> we have two lanes blocked on the new york state freeway. if this is is a portion of your ride it may cause a slowdown. also, road paving is underway. two lanes are blocked on the fdr drive. you can see the hesitation as you make your way through the area, and if you stick to the highway it will be the best ride for you. two lanes are blocked for construction. outbound lower level closed for construction. heavy as you make your way inbound, plan for that this morning. alternate-side parking rules in effect city wide today, cbs 2
back it to you. a woman and her two young children were struck by a car at edgewood court. the children were critically hurt, being crete at the jersey shore medical center. no word if the driver will face any charges. a woman has been using another woman's stolen identity, and jessica schneider has the exclusive interview. >> reporter: police say she's not a master mind but tiffany neumann has pulled a past one on the nypd. she was combative and skipped out on the bill from this restaurant and then walked down the sidewalk and stole clothes
for a rack outside of a store. >> she stuffed clothes up her shirt and said i'm pregnant! i'm 6 months pregnant! >> reporter: she told the officers she was pregnant, too, and they had to take her to the hospital for a checkup. she escaped from the hospital when the officer went to the restroom. >> essentially, she stole my identity. >> reporter: at first she said
her name was christine figuereto. >> i have no idea how she got my information or what she has done with it. >> reporter: police are continuing to search for her. police released these images of 15-year-old girl walking near 15th street and belmont avenue when she was attacked by a man riding a bmx style bike. the girl an off and was not injured. six football players acaused in the sayreville football scandal will not be face jail time.
the students will be placed on a sex offender registry as well as being on probation and service. a judge will be ruling on decision of tom brady by the end of the week. remember this mangled sketch of tom brady? the artist is hoping for redemption. later we will reveal the new sketch from yesterday's courtroom appearance and the response it's getting. last night the state department released more than 7,000 pages of e-mails for hillary clinton's private server. during her time as secretary of state, 150 e-mails have been censored because they contain information now deemed classed if i. the blacked out
information is expected to prompt more questions on her security. a new poll from the des moines register shows that support for her has dropped from 57% to 37 percent. vice president biden is at 17% even though he's not in the race. and now ben carson has pulled even with donald trump. he recently attacked hillary clinton and her top aide. >> huma abedin is married to anthony weiner who is is a everybody. >> reporter: trump has not
attacked -- who is a perv. >> reporter: trump has not attacked carson, and carson has not attacked anyone. i come here to say the united states recognizes our role in creating this problem, and we employee -- we embrace our responsibility to solve it. >> president obama obama will be hiking to a glacier to show how climate change has changed things in alaska. children 2-4 in new jersey must now be secured in a car seat rear facing with a 5-point harness. much more on this has story in the next half an hour. from silicone valley to
coming up. 79 degrees at 4:42. getting hot out there today, john elliott. traffic and weather on the 2s. >> hot and humid. a degree here and there, and a dew point here and there, and it will be warm. warm for the september numbers staying above normal. numbers around the area. 60s north and west, and even elisa has 68 in horton, but she has a questions for me. humid, sticky night, any chance
of a cooler one tonight? >> , -- tonight? no, i don't think so. this is interesting. bob leszczak, september is the second most popular month mentioned in the lyrics of songs. i would guess june is number one, but someone will correct me. charley hoffman with his beautiful dogs. i love the dogs! hot dogs today with another short walk day for the dogs. they are going to need water, and you are, too. in the city, it's pretty right now, stars overhead, and there's more sun than we saw yesterday. 79 with calm winds, and relative humidity at 64%. with the clear skies, there's more variety. low 60s north and west. 63 in sparta and the city is
hanging on to the heat and also more evidence of that. the 24-hour variation, you don't have the insulating clouds today. 4degrees cooler north and west and the dew points, as soon as the dew point hit 60, you kind of feel like it's humid, and we are at 66 now, and you know it's going to be one of those days, and temperatures at noon in the city. it will feel like the low 90sin afternoon, and it's a close call. one of the models has us stops at 89. if it does and you're in the heat wave pool, you may just lose it. big ridge of high pressure is building in, but you can see it doesn't do much.
we would love an average shower. number one, you wouldn't get in trouble for leaving the sprinkler on too late last night. the rain just doesn't happen. thursday, later, there's a chance of a front pushing through, and it's one of those days you don't know how much trouble you're in until later. it's hot, humid, and overnight tonight, sorry, lisa, it's going to stay warm and muggy. thursday, we are hoping for rain, and a break from the heat. above normal, just looking at the numbers for the weekend, looking okay. right now let's pace ourselves and get out there with alex. we are a block southbound between airmond road and the garden state parkway. plan for that road paving here
as you make your way in both directions on the fdr drive from 79th to 96 street. but northbound is where we are really seeing hesitations here. heavy delays here across the span and stack up the toll plaza. if you choose to go to the leadership con or holland as alternates, both are open this morning. the accused killer of a houston deputy sheriff is being held without bail. shannon miles fired 15 shots at deputy goforth friday night. he has a history of mental illness. goforth's funeral will be held on friday. today is the funeral of
adam ward who was gunned down last week with alison parker. her funeral arrangements have not been announced. one kentucky clerk is claiming her religion prevents her from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. it's unclear what will be done today when her office opens. the dow jones fell by 114 points, the nasdaq lost 51, and the s&p 500 was down over 15. word this morning that apple may be getting into the business of creating original entertainment reporting. they have been in conversations with hollywood executives over the last few weeks. they are looking to compete with netflix and amazon, but an
apple representative declined to comment. jeep cherokees are being recalled because their windshield wipers can unexpectedly stop working. 200,000 from the 2014 cherokee model. visitors to the jones beach pool are being turned away. >> reporter: the giant multi- lane pool is closed this week because of the shortage of life guards. >> it was a waste of time. we would have gone elsewhere. >> reporter: john and kathy schmitt didn't find out it was closed until after they walked in from a distant lot where they wayed a $10 parking fee. >> there's no other life guards. >> reporter: parks managers say
the shortage was caused bay large number of school districts deciding to start early with the late labor day holiday. >> a number of our staff were going back to school. students or teachers, and we had to react to that. >> reporter: parks managers have instead urged managers to go to beach where the staff is posted, and many were unprepared for the beach. this former long islander shelled out 20 bucks for an umbrella. >> i need my jones beach fix this place is any blood. >> i'm a life guard myself. they should be able to get a life guard. that shouldn't be a problem. >> reporter: saul says they could have reached tout at life -- out to the life guard unions to get more help. >> there's also the same issue in the town of babylon where no
- - bear every cup has a story. dunkin' k-cup packs in my life were a good fit. a single serving for myself, it's pretty special. it is like having a dunkin' store in my home which is what i've always dreamed of. bring home delicious dunkin' k-cup packs today. your coffee, your dunkin'. welcome back. here we go. it's september 1st, and can you believe it? the start, we don't want to say the start of the fall just yet, but come on, when you hear september, it's hot outside, and you're thinking what happened? >> winter takes forever, and summer goes just like that. >> you're thinking of christmas caroling? >> no, we are not thinking of
that [ laughter ] >> yes, actually. >> on this day in 1972, bobby fisher was the international chess champion. you think of chess, back to school? no, swimming pools and staying comfortable. we will see a heat wave if we hit 90 in the city. the heat will persist through thursday, and most of the areas are dry with the blocking high. the high pressure in control for the holiday weekend, too. with the heat and humidity, and you have the atmosphere capped, air quality suffers, and it's 11-11 for much of new jersey, and another sizzler. some variation north and west. upper 80s with the southwest wind, and you will see low 80s for the southeast shore, and many will be sweating today. >> how about the commute this morning? >> roll down the windows. if you're traveling, two
lanes are blocked in both directions on the fdr drive. the heaviest delays for 72nd street back to 92nd street. anticipate that. it's a smoother ride if you're going that way instead. two lanes are blocked before 440, and the delays are back to bradley avenue, and problems on the george washington bridge, and if you're trying to make it to the inbound upper level, it's really heavy across the span. 5-10 minute wait across the tolls, and the upper level is a smoother ride or if you choose to go to the lincoln tunnels, it's a smoother ride. >> we always say, roll down the win i do, would you please? a connecticut hiker records the moment she gets up close and personal with two bears.
>> hi, don't be crazy. >> stephanie rifcan was walking a wooded area in connecticut when she came upon the bears, and at one point one bear got really close to her leg before running away. she was very scared but felt like if she ran she would be attacked. >> cute earrings. >> very calm, yikes. >> in the next half an hour, how you can own a piece of michael jordan history. and did the tom brady courtroom artist redeem herself?
and tom brady has been on my mind, and in the middle of the night, i get up and worry about it. >> she said she had a hard time getting a good look at brady in court yesterday. >> it's a nightmare. i couldn't see him. i started to squirm in my seat, moving side-to-side, on the edge of my seat, hardly sitting at it to get a look. >> rosenburg says she wished she had more time to do the new sketches, and she's relieved it's over. >> it was a quick court appearance yesterday. she didn't have time to get that done. >> looks good. >> yeah? >> certainly better than the first option. >> i say tomorrow we have you do the sketch of mary. [ laughter ] oh, wow. 4:58. the day's top stories are still ahead. legionella bacteria has
temperatures today. going to be a hot one, that's for sure. 90 would be the second heat wave this summer. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. all that and more in a moment, but first here's what is new. >> legionella bacteria has been found in the cooling tower of the sacred heart school. coming up, what the school is doing to ensure students and staff don't get sick. a serious accident in lakewood, new jersey. a woman and her two children struck by a car, and her two children were critically injured. she has all of my information, so i mean even worse, yeah, i'm worried she will come here. i don't know who she knows or what she's about. >> an escaped prisoner is on the loose, and this woman claims that the suspect stole her identity.
>> when we first reported the story, christine figueredo called cbs 2 in a panic saying she lost her id last year, and she is speaking exclusively to us. >> i can only run my campaign. >> hillary clinton has more private e-mails released from her server. some have been censored and deemed classified. >> you have the forward motion to throw their head forward. it's significant stresses on their head and their spine. >> a new law is aiming to protect young children from harm. the stricter rules, and how parents should position their children in car seats and booster seats today. what parents need to know before they hit the road. taylor swift tweeted out these photos from her day on the farm. >> i'm tweeting out pictures from before i was famous, and
that was just this morning. on this very warm start to the day, you will see numbers above normal this afternoon, and you will see more humidity, too. 90 in the city would make it a heat wave. 78 in the city, and we start with more sun today. yesterday, we had the mid-level clouds for more of the day, still managed to hit 91 in the city: the driving force is the blocking high, and it will keep the wind out of the southwest, and the numbers well above normal. 84 at lunchtime, and that's above normal. normal high this time of the year. pace yourself. 5:03 on the tuesday morning, and some of the things you need to avoid out there right, alex? >> right, john. traveling here, it's a look at the live drive speed map, and construction is blocking two lanes as you make your way southbound from armont road and the garden state parkway. in the city a look at one of hundreds of cameras, unfortunately showing
taillights, and two lanes are blocked in both directions on the fdr drive, but the heaviest delays on the southbound side from 72nd street back to the 96th street. the inbound upper level has two lanes blocked for construction, and you're being held there. major delays approaching the toll, and sticking to the lower level, it's a smoother ride for you. the lincoln and the holland tunnels are better options, but outbound that has cleared. better news if you're clearing out of the city. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. we begin with the discovery of the bacteria that contains legionnaires' disease. >> reporter: a small amount of
the legionnaires' bacteria was found here in the cooling tower of the school. the all-girls catholic school will be shut down once again today after a small amount of legionella bacteria was found in one of the cooling towers a the the convent of the sacred side. testing. one of the new requirements mandated by recent legislation after the outbreak in the bronx that killed a dozen people and left more than 100 others sick. now all cooling towers must be registered and regularly inspected. the school is in two former mansions, and the principal said = while it was only found in small amounts and is unlikely to have infected anyone, we have closed the mansions this weekend to
eradicate the bacteria." the city confirmed they have taken action "its cooling tower's positive test result and subsequent disinfection underscores the important of the new legislation that the mayor signed just 2 weeks ago." now the school's principal says those cooling towers will be disinfected twice, and the school, according to their website is scheduled to open as planned next week. reporting live from the upper east side, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. a hit-and-run caught on camera, police are looking for the driver from the bronx. the woman was knocked over by the gray honda. the driver stops, gets out of the vehicle, and moments later gets back in and drives off. police are looking to identify and locate him. it was the morning of august 19th in front of 525 jackson avenue in monthaven.
the woman was hospitalized in stable condition. two hospital workers are facing disturbing allegations of abuse. kathleen culver and sarah dober were arrested on friday. they reportedly worked in an infant room where they force fed and pushed children to the ground. one 18-year-old vomited after being force fed. the investigation into the case continues. the city's deputy mayor overseeing homelessness is leaving the de blasio administration this month. she will become the voluntary chair board, the highest ranking departure on the de blasio board. new child seat regulations taking effect in new jersey. >> there's stricter requirements now for age and weight. ilana gold with the story.
>> reporter: hannah breslin has 1-year-old twins and when she buckles them in, she always positions them away from the windshield. that's something the new regulations in new jersey require, and the changes start today. >> i think whatever is safer for the children i will follow. >> reporter: the rules mean all children under 2 who weigh less than 30 pounds have to be a rear-facing car seat with a 5- point harness. until now a parent could choose to have their 1-year-old face forward as long as they were over 20 pounds it will put less stress on the child's neck and spine if they are in a crash. >> they are 75% less likely to face fatality or injury in a crash. >> reporter: it's the requirements of the american pediatrics that have been out for years. >> the law is needed. >> reporter: the new law requires children between 2-4 years old up to 40 pounds to be
in a rear or forward-facing scar seat with a 5-point harness. children 4 to 8 under 4'9" must be in a forward-facing car seat with a 5-point harness or a booster seat. police officers and firefighters are ready to help people comply. >> we give them the option of coming here to learn how to put their seat in their car. we like when people try it on their own, and then we can correct their mistakes. going beyond pluto. find out what is going on beyond these images. why some believe these railroad ties are a health hazard. the nypd on high alert for the pope's visit. how they plan to protect the city's trains and tunnels. what to take? what to leave at home? the umbrella stays at home, take the sunglasses and the sunscreen, too.
break with the southwest wind, and it's national payroll week. remember the time seats are due early. all the folks who write the checks, we appreciate you today. we will need the check to pay the ac bill. sorry about that. we are extending the heat and humidity, and clear seven o'clock 8. winds are -- clear and calm at 78. winds are calm. my, morristown is cooler. cooler than yesterday. we are were whatter in new york than -- we are cooler in new york than we are in boston or dc. 10degrees above normal. 97 the record. not in the record territory at all. sun is up at 6:22, setting at 7:29. heat?
we have had our fair share of heat. counting yesterday, fourteen 90 or 90-degree-plus days. august was hot, hot, hot. the average for august is just 4. august was is a hot month. how hot? third hottest month on record. the flip side to this, dry, dry, dry. they never wrote that song, dry, dry, dry there's not a lot of rain in the forecast, i left the sprinkler on last night. i'm in so much trouble. september sizzler, and tomorrow we are still cooking. thursday could be the peak heat of the week, and also thursday, that's when we will see the front kind of nosing down, and we could see the scenario where you can see rain for parts of
the shore, before you see it it north and west, and that front should fire up a few showers or an isolated thunderstorm. there's a 30% chance, and the front will usher in keel, more comfortable air, comfort -- usher in a cooler, more comfortable air. 5:15, i hope you're not in trouble. what's going on, alex? >> road paving on the fdr drive with two lanes blocked. the heaviest delays on the southbound side. the construction on the westbound side of the staten island expressway continues. two lanes are blocked there before route 440, and delays there extended back to bradley avenue. to the george washington bridge, traffic there slowly being led across the upper level, jib bound span. the good news, construction has wrapped up, and the bad news, at least a 15-minute wait as you try to make your way to the toll plaza. outbound, all clear, and the
lincoln and holland tunnels are also flowing freely for you. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> thank you. more complaints about new jersey transit, but nothing to do with commuter service. >> it's a concern over potentially toxic railroad ties, and hazel sanchez is demanding answers for njt. >> it's irresponsibility on the part of new jersey transit. >> reporter: delores says new jersey transit dumped a massive pile of railroad ties across from her independent living in glenrock, new jersey, saying the amount of flammable wood makes her and her neighbors nervous. >> there's the possibility it could cause cancer, and being a survivor, i think it should be removed as soon as possible. >> reporter: hundreds of these ties have been sitting off the tracks near the glenrock train station for a month. crews have been replacing them
for the annual maintenance program. the ties are treated like utility poles to keep them from rotting, but it's a known carcinogen. >> they put them there and created a hazard. if i or my neighbor had a hazard in his yard, we would be fined and told to get rid of it. i don't know why we can't compel new jersey transit to fix the problem they have created. >> reporter: new jersey transit claims the rail ties are not an environment hazard, and they are not only dictated by the federal administration guideline, but they must meet the epa and dea standards as well. but since people are concerned about hazard and fire with immobile seniors at risk, new jersey transit is responding, having crew rest move the ties by this week.
>> they have been there for a long time. >> business owners also complained about railroad ties in other locations that have now been removed as well. sources tell cbs 2 that entrances to penn station during the pope's visit will be closed when the pope celebrates mass at madison square garden. plain clothed officers will be riding the lines, and they will also be guarding the columns inside of penn station. >> it will be a massive operation and one that a city has to live and breathe and operate around at the same time. >> the pope's visit this month has been designated a national security event meaning all assets of homeland security are available to the city. stay with cbsnewyork.com and cbs 2 for continuing coverage
of the pope's visit. he will be here the 24th through the 26th. the taxi of tomorrow is here today. pluto is just the beginning. nasa has its sights of on a mission for the far offsatellite. >> another mission on the 2s when we come back. you can connect with us during the show and all morning long by following us on twitter
there you go. the start of your september! [ laughter ] it's 5:22. 78degrees, and it's going to be hot out there. doesn't feel like fall. i know it's not fall yet, mary, but we talked about that earlier. you hear september and think where did summer do? nasa made history in july when a flyby was completed of pluto. the next plan is for an object 1 million miles beyond pluto. nasa will be reviewing the plan before taking on the extension. that's such cool stuff! in the city right now, 78 degrees, and you can look up, and if you have clark kent's vision, you see pluto with the clear skies. in the city, feeling like 86,
and but lunchtime, the real feel values in the low to mid- 90s today, and south shore you have a break with the elevation circling the city. upper 80 to around 90. the air quality alert at 8:00 a.m. sunday to yesterday to today right through thursday well are staying sticky, and you're right there. i want to make sure you're on time with alex. >> john, thank you. you're traveling in the bronx, unfortunately it will be a rough ride. an overturned cement truck with two lanes blocked at 138th street, and all lanes are subject to a full closure. here two lanes are blocked on the southbound new york state parkway. a road paving project with two lanes blocked on the fdr drive, but the heaviest of the traffic looks better than the last time we checked, but it's southbound from 76th to 96th street, and construction on the westbound
side of the staten island expressway lingers, and two lanes are blocked before 440, delays back to bradley avenue. at least a 15 minute wait to make it to the upper level. inbound, stick to the lower level if you can. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. otis livingston with your cbs 2 sports update. >> good morning, everyone. michael the pineda going for his 10th win of the season, and the mets try to continue their dominance over the phillies, and granderson with the 2-run shot in the 5th, and his 23rd of the season making it 3-0, mets. j.r. giving up his first run on the last day of the month, but the mets hold on for the 3-1 victory, and beantown, the yankees and red sox tied at 2.
ortiz with his 495th home run. the yankees. now d.d. who was 4 for 4 giving it a ride, but not far enough. the yankees loose, 4-3. i'm otis livingston, and that's your cbs 2 sports update. like mike. michael jordan that is. >> first the humble reaction from taylor swift's brother after the vmas, and alex is back with the two talkers. >> it pays to have a big sister in the music business, ask austin swift, taylor swift's baby brother. he recently graduated from notre dame, and you can see him there. his sister invited him to the afterparty following her performance at the sunday's music video awards, and lorde said after the party, austin leaned down to say to taylor,
we grew up on a farm! this led to her tweeting out the proof from their family's pennsylvania farm. >> a long way. >> sure! >> how incredible. what a journey for them. >> they are grounded and excited to be there. fans of the movie "space jam" can now own a major piece of memorabilia, but it won't come cheap. the basketball jersey michael jordan wore is going up for auction next month. that's from "space jam," and the official description of the extra large jersey says it has signs of wear and minor staining, but is a space jam jersey. >> how much for the bugsbunny jersey? >> kraft services, a little sweat.
>> we are waiting for "space jam 2". >> i heard lebron. >> quite possibly. >> alex, thank you so much. it's 5:27. up next, the day's top stories including a breaking story. families breaking out in a bronx building. we will have the latest. >> another new york city school found to have legionella bacteria just days before the first day of class. we will have a live report. and as your kids get ready to go back to school, the vaccination debate is heating up. who you should listen to when it comes to what shots your kids need next on cbs 2 news
this morning. it is 5:30, 78 degrees already on this tuesday, the 1st day of september it will be another hot and steamy one out there as some kids in our area are headed back to school. >> our top stories, breaking news a fire breaks out in the bronx and spreads to several buildings and the fdny is on the scene, working to put out the flames, and we will have the latest for you. 7,000 new hillary clinton e- mails released by the state department, and 150 of them are considered to be classified. >> i used to work for cbs. >> new look for letterman there.
>> a rare appearance from david letterman. he was in san francisco celebrating an indy car win. how about that? good morning, everyone. i'm chris wragge with mary calvi, alex denis, and john elliott. hold the press! can you believe what dave looks like? it's great. look at the beard! >> that beard takes a lot of work! >> no kidding. he has a nice tan, looking good. he's out in san francisco yesterday, and we know his love of indy cars, and he's a part owner, and the indianapolis 500 has always meant a lot to him. he said he will be there front row for the opening night of stephen colbert. he plans to be there. >> that's very cool. >> talk about weather. >> yeah! [ laughter ] >> nice support. >> will he be recognized by anyone? >> it's great. good way to go incognito.
>> has he done it right? he said good-bye, and now he shows up in spurts, but it's always great to see him. that's my first time seeing the tape. >> i figured he would go back to w.w.e., doing something with jon stewart. when i think of 90 degrees, i don't think of beard. i think of anything to keep yourself nice and cool. parts of the area will have a break from the 90s, but the city will likely see a repeat of sorts, clear and 70 right now, and clear skies right there. a big ridge of high pressure, and connecticut through new jersey, air quality suffererring later today. don't forget about that. seek shade and drink that water it will really help. feels like temperatures yesterday, johnny, it was a steamer. >> it was. >> thank you, john. we are looking at problems at the gwb.
>> a busy alert traveling in the bronx. we will start there but an overturned cement truck with at least two lanes blocked on the westbound side of the bruckner, and all lanes are subject to closures as crews try to upright the truck and remove the debris in the area, and the delays are back to the sheraton expressway, not a great alernate in the area. the fdr drive, we are seeing the heaviest of delays for 92nd street to 72nd street, and the george washington bridge a30 minute wait making your way from the tolls. the inbound upper level, and you can see, the lower level is moving well. if you can head that way, it's a better option. lincoln and holland tunnel are flowing freely for you. remember, be safe and don't text and drive. thank you so much. breaking news in the bronx, fire hits the garage of a private home in bryant avenue and spreads to the home next
door in the charlotte garden section of the borough. one firefighter has minor injuries, and several people have been forced from their homes. ilana gold is head to the scene with a live report coming up for you. an upper east side school is closed this morning after the bacteria responsible for legionnaires' disease was found there. >> this is following the outbreak from last month when 12 people were killed. >> reporter: mary, covenant of the sacred heart tested positive for the bacteria, latest school to do so. school officials say they have cleaning crews cleaning the cooling towers where the bacteria was found. >> reporter: the all-girls catholic school is slated to be shut down once again today after a small amount of legionella bacteria was found
in one of the cooling towers of the sacred heart school. it was tested as part of the new legislation after the outbreak in the bronx that killed a dozen people and left 100 others sick. the new law forces building owners to have all cooling towers registered and routinely inspected. the school is housed in two landmark buildings, former mansions, and both were shutdown on monday with faculty meetings at other locations, and sacred heart's principal said "while it was only found in small amounts and is unlikely to vinefected anyone well have closed the mansions this weekend to eradicate the bacteria." the city confirms they have taken action. ''its cooling tower's positive test result and subsequent disinfection underscores the importance of the new legislation the mayor signed just 2 weeks ago." the school's principal says they are acting aggressively,
and they said they are disinfecting the cooling towers here twice to make sure all the bacteria is gone. school is expected to start next week, and according to the school's website, they are scheduled to open on time. from the upper east side, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. now to a developing story a woman and her two children struck by a car in lakewood, new jersey last night. the two children, including one in a stroller were critically hurt, and they are being treated at the jersey shore university center in neptune. the woman who escaped from police custody on sunday night is still on the run this morning. tiffany neumann escaped on saturday. she skipped a bill and then stole items for a rack at a clothing store.
she said her name was christine figueredo. she lost her id last year, and she spoke exclusively to jessica schneider. >> she has all my information, so even worse, yeah, i'm worried she will come here. i don't know who she knows or what she's amount. >> this is the fourth time since june the suspect has escaped nypd custody, and the officer responsible for the latest escape has been suspended. community service and a fine for the last of three world trade center base jumpers. they jumped in 2013 and filmed themselves doing it. marcovich was fined $2,000 and has to perform community service. the other two sump jumpers faced similar fines and community service. more e-mails have been released from hillary clinton during her time as secretary of state.
150 e-mails have been censored because they contain information that has now been deemed classified. mta bus drivers claim a section of the vision zero law was too vague and said that injured pedestrians should be a criminal misdemeanor. children in new jersey must now be in a rear-facing safety seat with a 5-point harness if they are under the age of 2, and now 2-4-year-olds must be in a 5-point harness. the saying older is wiser and this -- >> they only want high-
functioning kids, kids who are able to deal with the core curriculum and take the regents diplomas. one long island family says their son is being shipped off to a different school district, and now the case is in federal court. there's something yellow and high tech coming to the street corner near you, but will the taxi of tomorrow be able to compete with uber? >> if you're not taking the city and walking in the city, it's a hot one. staying hot for the next few, and dry for much of the area as well. traffic and weather and fun
there because it's hot outside, folks. we are looking at another possible heat wave. mary and i are both like, enough with the heat and humidity, johnny. >> i run in to some people who absolutely love the heat. you're not shoveling anything, and yeah, it's a very mild way to start the day it is september. and now this was interesting. this is 72 from dr. frankie. and shhhhh. this is his secret. september at the jersey shore is spectacular. i have known this for forever. everyone says after labor day, done. late september, jersey shore, it's going to be great. perfect with the next few days of heat. multiple people, david and chris, talking about the
titanic discovered on this day, and gina has 73, and she said the brrrr months are here. she's not one of the heat lovers here in yonkers, east chester, and new rochelle, and even, yeah, i tell you what parts of interior connecticut, you will be hot today, too. winds are calm, relative humidity at 63%, and cooler, 63 in wayne, one of the cooler readings on the map. 90 in the city. 97 is the record, not a record breaker. sun is up next hour, sun is setting at 7:29, sun setting on the season? not yet. we are feeling like summer today. another sign of late summer, high pollen counts, and i tell you, even in the studio, a lot of sneezing, so make sure you're ready for that today, tomorrow, and thursday into friday as well.
the sun, the uv forecast, a 7. if you're one of the lucky ones and you're out there having fun, drinking water, make sure you have your sunscreen on as well. some will want to limit their time with the air quality alert, due to elevated ground ozone. any kind of respiratory distress, this will exacerbate it. in the city, 90 feeling like 92 plus with the higher dew points, another hot one, and really not a popup shower chance it will be nice if we can pepper the forecast with that, but the area of low pressure will keep us high and dry. 74 tonight, and into wednesday, the heat will roll on. wednesday, a warm one, the south wind, south shore, you have relief, and once you're inland at all. you will be baking. this big area of high pressure, a few things, the jet stream is well to the north. we have it, not moving much.
we have it day after day with heat. we started over the weekend, and we will continue today through wednesday. we could see the peak of the heat on thursday. watch for increasing clouds, and then the 08s are back as -- the 80s are back as we commence the brrr months. an overturned cement truck with two lanes blocked on the bruckner at 138th street, and two lanes are blocked on the eastbound side as well by emergency vehicles, and delays are almost back to the bronx river parkway, and not a great alternate. plan accordingly. there continues to be two lanes blocked on the fdr drive, and it's in the process of clearing, and we are seeing the heaviest parking if you choose to take the west side highway,
that's the best option for you. a 30 minute wait to the toll plaza, and it's getting better. earlier construction was really causing issues, and if you stick to the lower level, or the plaza it it will be a smoother ride. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. >> alex, thank you. happening today, the taxi of tomorrow is officially the city's cab standard. it was chosen in two it 2011, and then the legal battle, but in june it was ruled the city had the authority to choose a taxi model. most will be required to switch to a nissan when they require their cabs. city transportation officials will celebrate the opening of new citibike stations in manhattan. they park a first for the upper east side and upper west side, and officials will meet on the station at 67th street and lex and ride to the other station on 63rd and broadway.
a special needs student on long island is fighting to remain with his friends, siblings, and classmates when school starts on wednesday. his family says his reassignment is discrimination. aiden has down syndrome, and after graduating from elementary school, he thought he was headed to middle school with his friends. but his parents were shocked when they were told he and 43 others would be bussed to a different district. >> it's $4 million a year that they are busing out the 43 kids when we could have a program in our community. >> a federal judge is expected to rule soon. visitors to one of jones beach's pool are being turned away. park managers say it's because of so many students starting before the labor day holiday, but many visitors yesterday had
no idea it was closed until after paying the $10 parking fee and walked to the pool from a distant parking lot. >> it was a waste of time coming here. we would have gone somewhere else. >> i'm a life guard myself. they could have gotten enough life guards. that shouldn't be a problem. >> park employees urged everyone to go to the beach where the rest of the life guards were working. they will be reopening for saturday for the labor day weekend. the stocks down again, and a major recall involving jeep cherokees. hena daniels is live. >> reporter: good morning, mary. on wall street, it was a down dane to finish the month. august was finishing as the worst month in 3 years. the dow jones down 51 points. 200,000 jeep cherokees are being recalled because the windshield wipers may stop working.
the company says static buildup can potentially disable the module that powers the wipers. you're hitting the road for labor day weekend, you will see record prices at the pump. drivers will pay the lowest prices since 2004. the national average for gas is 2.47, and the cost of gas continues to drop, and the price per gallon has fallen for at least 2 weeks straight, and in new york right now, you expect to pay about 2.79 for a gallon of regular. chris and mary? >> hena, thank you so much. the push by doctors to make sure your kids are vaccinated before heading back to class but why some parents are hesitant. the yankee lose in boston 4- 3, and the mets, once again, beat philadelphia, 3-1 last night. >> cbs 2 sports is brought to
you by audi. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning, and taking a live look out there at 7:52. those temperatures are climbing this morning, traffic and weather on the 2s, with john. >> it will be a repeat day today. brighter skies to start. yesterday, the low clouds through the afternoon, and it will be hot and humid. 63 in chatham, 69 down to the jersey shore, and 78 in the city, 68 around the hamptons. in the city for lunchtime, feeling like 86. feeling like 92 this afternoon, and that 88 for a -- you know, as you head home tonight, it's going to be hot and humid. that's been the case. sunday it was hot.
hot again today, and hot and humid right through your thursday, and 5:53. getting busy, right, alex? >> if you're traveling this morning in the bronx, we have an overturned cement truck on the bruckner at 138th street, and we have two lanes blocked on the eastbound side with emergency vehicles as well, and delays are almost back to the bronx river parkway. certainly plan accordingly here, and a disabled vehicle here on the queens bound lower roadway, and if you stick with the upper level, that's a better ride for you in scarsdale a crash is blocking the southbound hutch, and this is at mill road. back to the george washington bridge, a 15 minute wait. the lower level is a better option. if you choose to go out of your way to the lincoln and holland tunnels, they are currently smooth for you. remember be safe, don't text and drive.
if you don't get enough sleep, you're more likely to get sick. the new finding from a study at the university of california. the people who get six or less hours of sleep a night were more likely to catch a cold. people over 60 are brighter than ever, with the increase in technology and intellectual jobs are keeping the brains sharper but less demanding jobs are leading to expanding waistlines and muscles that are not as strong. chris and mary, throughout the past 10 years, a number of
parents opting out of vaccinating their children has been on the rise. >> transitioning from preschool to kindergarten has been overwhelming as a woman to go through everything and read the paperwork from the school. >> reporter: natalie martin has not only been preparing her daughter for the milestone with school supplies but vaccinations too. >> we went to our pediatrician a month ago and got everything filled out. >> it's the best way to prevent diseases among children. >> reporter: they don't just provide health and immunity to the child but the entire community. >> if a certain percentage of the community doesn't participate in the vaccinations, we will see the numbers rise. >> reporter: the cdc says the u.s. is experiencing a resurgence of whooping cough.
measles is another highly contagious disease, popping up again. last winter a multistate outbreak was traced back to a california amusement park. >> get your children vaccinated has been provided. >> reporter: for students grades k-12, the following vaccines are recommended. martin says her daughter's pediatrician helped to guide her family on the topic. >> they are the experts on the field and the ones who will tell you what is best and when. >> the cases of many of the diseases we mentioned decreased by 95% after the vaccinations were required. it's something to consider. >> have a lollipop ready. >> do you to get a shot for each one? >> just wait until you have
kids and you bring them and the tears and oh! yeah, but you have to do it. >> what do we do to stay cool? >> hopefully no tears. you can get sick. force your fluids and stay in the shade today. >> a lot of different traffic patterns out there to tell you about. >> superb. up next, the top stories of the day including the latest on a legionella scare in the city. their train window was tracked by an object, but the 911 dispatcher could not find them. you will not believe what musical project these two are
6 begins after this. it is 6:00, 78 degrees on this tuesday morning, september 1st. going to be a hot and humid one out there today. going up to 90. good morning. i'm mary calvi. >> and i'm chris wragge. traffic and weather on the 2sin a moment, but first, here's what is knew this morning. fire starts in a garage and spreads to three homes. flames were seen shooting
through the roof on bryant avenue, and one firefighter has several injuries. we will have a live report coming up. a mother and two young children were injured in a crash in lakewood new jersey. the family was hit by a car, and the driver stayed on the scene. the children's injuries are considered serious. >> this crime is not going to divide us. this crime is going to unite us. >> the man accused of ambushing a texas police officer is facing a judge for the first time. shannon miles appeared cool and calm walking into the courtroom to face his charges. the state department released 7,000 new e-mails from hillary clinton. they range from the haiti earthquake to how she takes her tea. 150 of them are considered classified, just released last night. it's now in the hands of the judge. no agreement reached in the deflategate suspension.
for weeks the judge urged a compromise, and now it's his decision, and that could come at any time. >> fly ball to center field, and it's going to the wall, he has to leap! >> wow! easily could be the catch of the year. kevin had the full extension over the year, and it would have been a sure fire home run for manny, but no, brought back, and he got it. wow! 6:02. let's get to weather and traffic on the 2s with john. >> reporter: that was great. >> we have got heat and humidity again today, and be smart and think about it. plan your day accordingly. if you can, give your power grid a break. ride the ac up a bit. you will save money. wait and dot laundry on thursday. 76 in the city right now. jennifer jones cannot wait! she has laundry she has to get done. low pressure sitting and
spinning, much like the spin cycle, and it will serve to keep us warm, and unfortunately keep us dry. we need the moisture. 90 in the city feeling warmer. a few more warm days before we see relief by the end of the week. coming up today, why is it m & m day, and why am i wearing deal? important stuff for you coming up. if you're traveling in the bronx, an overturned cement truck with two lanes blocked on the westbound side of the bruckner at 138th street, and also two lanes blocked on the eastbound side with emergency delays, and delays are past the parkway. a disabled vehicle on the ed koch queens borough bridge is blocking one lane on the outbound lower roadway, and if you can stick to the upper level, it's a smoother ride. scarsdale, an accident on the hutch, blocking the southbound lane and the new england
freeway is your alternate there. the george washington, a 15 minute wait to the toll plaza. the lincoln and holland are flowing freely if you choose to take that. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. breaking news in the bronx this morning. fire hits a private house and spends to the homes next door, causing evacuations. ilana gold is live with more. ilana? >> reporter: the fire is burning on bryant avenue from east 172nd and 173rd streets, and dozens of firefighters are out here, and the area is blocked off to put out the flames. we want to show you this video of the fire. you can see the the heavy smoke and fire from the roof. the fire was just after 4:00 this morning. crews on scene say it was initially reported in a garage, and it spread fast. the homes in front of the garage also caught on fire, and then the flames torched parts of the homes next door. we are told all have extensive
damage, and now all 60 tenants inside of the homes managed to escape, and none reported any injuries, but one firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, and they are expected to be okay. back out here live, crews are still putting out hot spots, and they could be here for the next few hours, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. live in the bronx this morning, ilana gold, cbs 2 news. an upper east side school where dangerous bacteria was found has been closed this morning. >> janelle burrell is live from the school with more. >> reporter: good morning to you, mary and chris. the principal of the school here at the covenant of the sacred heart says a small amount of the back tearoff found in the cooling towers of the school during the routine testing, and with the classes starting next week, they say they are taking aggressive action.
>> reporter: the all-girls catholic school slated to be shut down once again today after a small amount of legionnaires' bacteria was found at the school on the upper east side. the bacteria discovered during testing, one of the new requirements mandated by the recently-passed legislation after the outbreak in the bronx that killed a dozen people and left 100 others sick. the new law forces building owners to have all cooling towers registered and routinely inspected. the cool is housed in two buildings, both former mansion. ''while it was only found in small amounts and is unlike troy have infected anyone, we have closed the mansions this weekend to eradicate the bacteria." new york city officials confirm the school has taken action
"its cooling tower's positive test result and subsequent disinfection underscores the importance of the new legislation that the mayor signed just 2 weeks ago." now so far there's not been any reports of anyone getting sick who has been inside of this school building, but the principal the says they will disinfect the towers here twice to make sure the bacteria is completely gone. the school's website says they are scheduled to open on time next week. from the upper east side, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. two day care workers on long island arrested after disturbing allegations of abuse. kathleen culver and sarah dober were arrested on friday. they reportedly worked in a day care infant room. they force fed, pushed, and slammed children down on the floor. one 18-month-old reportedly
vomited after being force fed. one of the top cops in the city is defending an officer who opened fire and killed a bystander. it happened during an illegal firearms investigation. felix cumey was walking to an auto body repair shot who was accidently shot by an undercover officer who had just had a gun put to his head. >> he has to make the decision, do we let this person go who robs people at gunpoint, or are we going to do something about it? he chose to engage the perpetrator of the crime. i don't think he had much of a choice. >> commissioner bratton expressed profound sorrow and sympathy to the victim's family. happening today new child car seat regulations taking effect in new jersey. children under the age of 2, weighing less than 30 pounds must now be in a rear-facing
seat with a 5-point harness, and children 2-4 must be in a seat with a 5-point harness rear facing or forward facing. a trip to manhattan in the president's white house plans? the dispatcher did not understand what i was saying. >> they tried to call 911 after their train window was hit by a projectile. why did the operator have so much trouble figuring out their location. protecting the pope. some of the security measures taken ahead of the holy father's visit. and unfortunately air quality is going to suffer today. air quality alert for much of new jersey. going to the pool? nice and hot. grab the shades and the sunscreen, too. traffic and weather on the 2s,
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. here comes the heat for this september 1st. >> are you ready, john? >> i am. did you see that? look at all the tools and the sophisticated stuff to look at pictures. people are sending in pictures and big weather watcher board that is lighting up. 70 for the north shore, and 76 through queens. this is an interesting one. mariellen with 68 and "allergies are starting to kick in.
any rain in the forecast?" no, and that's the problem. the pollen count will remain high this week. we have 69 with anthony here in cedar drove. kathy has interesting matt. one bad hair day, and you said it, i enjoyed this from jackie monday. interesting mushrooms out there. perfect mushroom weather out there, and pretty in pink for you in the sky overhead, and absolutely. it's mm nut day. do you know why? first telephone operator 1878. whoever uses a telephone operator anymore? when is the last time you talked to a telephone operator? 71 in riverhead, and 72 in ridgefield, and steamy! 60s circling the city in
middlesex and monmouth and ocean county. there will be hazy sun today. we will see more sun than we saw yesterday, and you can get a sense of the big ridge of high pressure, and where is the rain to help your allergies and to help your flowers and your backyard? there's not much. i mean it's so dry today through this afternoon, and much of wednesday, same story. you will see a few passing clouds, and that's about it by thursday afternoon, there is a chance that we will see this hit the ground. more moisture, and hot again on thursday, and with the front breaking through that could be the trigger we need to usher in the needed rain on thursday. today, another hot one, and 90 degrees, and with the dew points, feeling like 92, 93, and with the south wind, variety for the south shore, along the jersey shore as well, and it's going to be humid everywhere. and 91 on wednesday, warmer
still for thursday. thursday the potentially busier period. if you're sneaking away, another ridge of high pressure is slated to build in on in for the weekend that could be great if this is how you're going to wrap up your summer fun. let's get your morning commute started now with alex. >> unfortunately an incredibly slow ride in the bronx. an overturned truck on the bruckner. good morning, jim. >> reporter: that's right, on the bruckner head to the triboro bridge, and there you can see the mixing chamber that is dislodged itself this happen at the exit for 138th street, and right now, there is one lane open, and at times crews have been shutting the highway down to try to upright the truck and also keep in mind for later on, the cement spilled to the highway that has to be cleared up. in the meantime, bumper-to-
bumper delays back past the bronx river parkway. >> jim where do you suggest people head to navigate around the delays? >> alex, no great alternates. there's the local streets and ultimately if you're headed to the bridge, it will take you some time to get there. >> a disabled truck on the cross bronx expressway, and these delays are back to the the bronx river parkway. a mess out there. alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide out there remember don't text and drive. the lights will dim tonight on broadway in memory of kyle jean-baptist. friends, family, and fellow performers gathered to remember the star. the 21-year-old fell from a
fire escape on friday night. he was the youngest and first african american to star in the lead roll of les mis. several entrances to penn station will be closed when the pope celebrates mass at madison square garden. plain clothed officers will be riding the trains, subways, and guarding columns inside of the station. there will be a plan to detect hidden threats in trains and tunnels. >> it will be a massive operation, complex operation, and one that as the commissioner will remind us, the city has to live and breathe and operation around at the same time. >> pope's visit this month has been sis ignited a national security -- has been designated a national security event meaning all assets of homeland security have available to the city. first a family thought
their staten island train had been hit by bullets, but then a call to 911 made it worse. >> reporter: it went from a routine ride to sudden trouble on the staten island railway on sunday night. >> it was four loud pops, one and then 5 seconds later, three in procession. >> reporter: the rosenthal family was returning from a trip to manhattan when their window was hit by a projectile. >> i was scared because i didn't know what was going on at first. it was craziness. i was scared. >> reporter: the craziness continued when lisa rosenthal called 911. >> she kept saying what's the train number, and she kept saying i can't help you unless there's a train number. >> reporter: like the 4, 5, or 6? >> yes. >> reporter: in brooklyn it's a tangled spider's web, but here
on staten island, it's a single branch. >> there's one train. there's no numbers to the train. >> reporter: the 911 operator eventually hung up on her. >> it's a scary situation, and thank god no one got hurt. if someone did get hurt, it's nerve wracking they wouldn't know how to get help to us. >> reporter: it's a big city, and there's a lot of locations for a 911 dispatcher to learn, but knowing that staten island only has one limited rail line, not a subway system, it's pretty basic. on staten island, tony aiello, cbs 2 news. serena's first step for her quest to history at the u.s. open. love him or hate him. the staggering number of views of justin bieber's newest video. the staggering numbers of the markets opening this morning.
and instagram, the works, just a little something from this group to you. >> reporter: it's like a july morning. try to croon that one. it's hot today. temperatures above normal. a lot of humidity as well. feeling like 92 around the area. hot for interior sections, and cooler for the south shore, and good morning all the rc and mail carriers in ringo new jersey. you know what? folks out there delivering the mail, it's hot for your day. >> busy morning if you're traveling in the bronx, if you're traveling here, an overturned truck with at least two lanes blocked on the westbound bruckner at 138th street, a live look from chopper 2. it's blocking as well two lanes on the eastbound side, and emergency crews are there, and delays are well past the parkway. plan for that, and not a great alternate. the alternate side rule in effect. remember, don't text and drive. talking sports, tennis, baseball.
day one of the u.s. open, venus williams wins in 3 rounds, and that's huge because she was not the most talked about williams on opening day. serena beginning her quest for a calendar grand slam. and this is a nifty touch here. wait until you can see the back hand. that spin, that spin, that spin! >> chance for her opponent. she wins 6-love, and her opponent retiring early. good decision there, and it was a 30-minute match for serena she advances on easy. the yankees down 2-1 in the 4th, and back up to the bronx to score mccann and tie at 2, and now loaded for ellsbury, and that's a bullet to left. looking like a sack fly, but not so fast. jackie bradley jr. with a bullet on the money. frozen rope, and that got him.
big inning, big poppy with the opposite field shot from evan nova. boston takes it 3-2, and now 4- 3 in the 9th, and a lot of highlights for you here. d.d. was 4 for 4 on the night but ends up 4 for 5, and boston wins it. the days also lost and the yankees are 1.5 games back. how about the phillys and mets? it's scoreless in the rookie hits the opposite home run to left. that's out of here. that's a 1-0 game, and bartolo had the single. you don't see that often, and then curtis granderson with the 2-run shot to right. that's his 23rd of the year. colon, 8 shutout innings, 3-1
for the mets. now a musical for spongebob square pants. this bieber story is going to make me cry. >> justin bieber teared up on sunday performing "what do you mean"? now the video has been released, playing like a minimovie. [music] he has a steamy encounter with a model who is rumored to be his actual girlfriend, but their romance is broken up by masked men, and then they line up for a skate party, and john is revealed as one of the kidnappers, and watching it you're like hmmmmm. but it has 8 million views in a matter of hours. >> it's an underwater thriller. >> is it? there's an underwater
musical in the works. nickelodeon will be opening a show in chicago next year, and inthe musical will have songs wrote by several big names. the show will open in june of next year. if it does well, it could be bound for broadway. >> i'm sure the music will be fantastic. >> time now, 6:27. legionnaires was found in one school. what it means for students headed back to school next week. plus, a student is arrested after pushing a woman off the roof of a garage during a wild college party. one firefighter was injured after a fast-moving fire spread to several homes.
is on the way for you. families awakened in the middle of the night after flames for a house fire spread quickly to nearby homes. >> it doesn't change the fact that i did not send or receive material marked classified. >> reporter: and the e-mails released by hillary clinton, we will be talking about that case coming up as well. and all except about 150 of them, find out why. >> and second time is a charm. tom brady gets a new look. what do you think? i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. not as many complaints this time. >> our sketch artist, jane rosenburg who has been famous, the first sketch from tom brady, looking like lurch some said, and others said he was melting. yesterday another court appearance, and jane got another shot at improving on her sketch, and she feels she did a much better job, but the
big question what does the general public feel? >> she said it was hard to get a good look at him, and she had only a few minutes to make it happen. the judge is now makes the decision, no compromise. a decision any time now. >> it will happen before friday that's for sure. >> i want a picture of the judge now. >> or jane if you're watching right now, we would love to see how bad you can make us look potentially. >> chris will pose. >> i tell you, you're going to be posing for the portrait today, wear something light. we will see numbers above normal, and the dew points are up there in the 65 to 70-degree range. it's humid. 76degrees, and clear skies, and more sun to start your day today, but the big ridge of high pressure is dominating again today, and the numbers will be at or above normal. in the city, 10 degrees above normal. 90 feeling better than that,
and 90 would make it a heat wave. do try to wear some deal this month. i will explain that coming up this month. >> leave us hanging. okay, john. how about the commute this morning? >> if you're traveling this morning, it's abhorssy ride through the bronx, and jim smith is over an overturned truck causing delays. good morning to you. >> that's right, alex, we are over the bruckner expressway over the rfk triboro bridge. overturned cement truck, the mixing chamber became dislodged, and there's cement on the roadway. crews are trying to start the process of getting everything cleared up, but right now there's only one lane open, and it has been closed. bumper-to-bumper delays back to the bruckner interchange. plan alternate routes and streets to get around this. jim smith, cbs 2 news. also in the bronx a crash is blocking the northbound side of the new england freeway at the pell ham parkway. plan for bloat of these,
alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. everything is on or close to schedule at jfk, newark, and laguardia. three homes had it by fire leadings to evacuations, and ilana gold is live for us: >> reporter: the fire is on bryant avenue, by east east 172nd street, and in the last few minutes, crews managed to get the fire under control and the smoke and flames have really died down, but there's extensive damage. multiple homes down here are badly charred. we want to show you video of the fire. you cannot miss the flames shooting from the roof. it was just after 4:00 this morning. crews said it was initially in front of a garage and spread quickly. the flames torched part of the homes next door.
all 16 tenants inside of the buildings just managed to escape. one of the tenants says he lost everything he owns. >> i looked out my window, and i seen the whole back like big fire, big fire, and i'm just upset right now a very difficult morning for the people who live here, and none of the tenant reported injuries, but one of the firefighters was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but they are expected to be okay. the cause of the fire is under investigation. in the bronx this morning, ilana gold, cbs 2 news. an upper east side school is closed this morning after bacteria responsible for the legionnaires' disease was discovered there. janelle burrell with more. >> reporter: chris, with the school scheduled to start next week, of course it's certainly
cause for concern. the bacteria discover at the sacred heart school over the weekend. yesterday the school was shut down, and faculty had to move their scheduled meetings, and it will remain closed today. they are taking aggressive action, disinfecting the cooling towers where the bacteria was found twice. the outbreak in the bronx that killed 12 people and got more than 100 people sick is what prompted new legislation that mandates all cooling towers in the city to be registered and routinely tested. sacred heart is housed in two historic mansions and the principal said "while it was only found in small amounts and is unlikely to have infect the anyone, we have closed the mansions this weekend to eradicate the bacteria." the school's website says they
will open on time next week, and there's been no reports of anyone getting ill after being in the building here. reporting live from the upper east side, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> janelle, thank you. two day care workers on long island were arrested after disturbing allegations of abuse. kathleen culver on the left and sarah dober arrested from the said-by-side daycare center. on several occasions they force fed, pushed, and slammed children on the floor. one 18-month-old reportedly vomited after being force fed. the investigation into the case is ongoing. the woman who escaped police custody on sunday night has been using another woman's name. the victim is speaking exclusively to cbs 2. tiffany neumann is still at large. she was arrested on saturday after skipping out on her restaurant bill, and then she
stole items for a clothing store on an outside rack. she said her name was christine figueredo. she lost her id last year, and the real christine figueredo spoke to cbs 2. >> i'm worried about if she will come here. i don't know who she knows or what she's ability. >> chris commissioner bratton sayests he will not tolerate basic lapses in policing. two children were hit with their mother and were critically hurt. nigh are being treated in neptune. the driver remained on the scene no word if charges will be filed. new car seat regulations taking effect in new jersey. children under age 2 must now be secured in a rear-facing child seat equipped with a 5-
point harness, and 2-4 must be in a seat with a 5-point harness. rumors are flying that president obama will teach at columbia university when he leaves the white house. the president of columbia said the university would be welcoming back to the most famous alumnist when he moves back in 2 years. the white house said the president has no plans yet after his presidency. the driver who got out his car here and quickly fred from the scene. being arrested is no laughing matter, but tell that to one woman in new jersey. and the late show is
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some unusual september weather over the next few days and 76 and clear in the city right now. winds are calm. around the area a pair of 7s for jfk and louisiana guardee. cooler in hackensack, and 79 for staten island. sullivan county, makes sense, usually happens. 66 in edison and the hamptons, these numbers compared to yesterday. wait a minute. it's cooler. why? clear skies. it was cooler last night, and you can have a chance to cool down obits. 65 to 70, and you will have heat and humidity, and that's 10 degrees above normal. make sure you have your sunscreen on. so far this year, one heat wave. 90 today that will make it 2, and this is september 1, 2, and 3. that is unusual. i mean only once in the last 20 years have we had 3 or more 90- degree days in september.
we could have it the first week of september. another sign of the season. make sure you have the allergy meds or you're taking care because of the pollen count is high. john f you're traveling in the bronx, an overturned delay in the bronx is causing big delays. more on the alert. an overturned cement mixer. the truck overturned and it was on the bruckner expressway headed to the rfk triboro bridge, and you can see right now, there's one lane opened at times and the lane has been closed bumper-to-bumper delays back to the bruckner interchange, and no great alternates, but the local streets, the deegan expressway to get around us. jim smith, cbs 2 news. also in the bronx a crash blocking two lanes on the southbound new england freeway. and delace here are back to
pell ham road. the tappen zee is heavy into westchester county, and there's an accident on the southbound freeway at the 287 merge. that will cause delays for your ride. alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. don't text and drive. do you bike to work? you may soon be able to bring it along. some city buss will now be equipped with bike racks on the front, starting on sunday. bus on staten island routs will be able to hold two bus bikes a at night. the mta will be testing the rack-equipped bus for a year. >> thank you, alex. now campaign 2016 and what could be more trouble for hillary clinton. last night the state department released 7,000 e-mails for her private server during her time as secretary of statement 150 e- mails contain information that is now classified it will prompt more questions about her handling of the government secrets. the topics range from her
response to the haiti earthquake to how she likes her tea. major de blasio was not invited to attend the cuomo-led puerto rico trip. other prominent officials including melissa mark-viverito and eric schneiderman are among those going on the trip next week. in this video from the bronx you see a woman knocked over by a gray hon the driver stops and gets get -- gray honda. the driver stops and gets out of the vehicle, and then he degrees off. it was in front of 525 jackson avenue in monthaven. a real estate executive is facing serious charge was a
being accused in a deadly drunk driver crash. sean ludwick is charged with driving while intoxicated and he's being held on $1 million bond. he lost control of his porsche and crashed into a telephone estate agent. six players will not be facing juvenile detention. a middlesex judge gave the players probation and 50 hours of community service, and they will avoid going on the sex offender's registry under megan's law. the group was accused of sexually assaulting teammates last fall. a ruling in the deflategate case could come at any time. goodell and brady for in court yesterday. brady was suspended for using underinflated footballs during a playoff game last season. he denies any involvement. the judge will decide whether or not to uphold the 4-game
suspension by the end of the week. new video out of massachusetts where a college party got out of hand. a 20-year-old student was violently pushed off a roof, but luckily she landed on a crowd of party goers who were waiting for her to jump. she suffered minor injuries, and the man who pushed her has been arrested. getting booked down at the police department is serious business, but one new jersey woman looked less than serious in her mug shot. sheriann depinno is seen sticking out her tongue. she was pubically consuming alcohol, blaring music, and creating a public nuisance in a parking lot. she refused to turn down her music and was arrested. target has apply forward liquor license for a location in chicago. it's not to sell bottles but to
serve drinks inside at a bar. the concept is expected to open this fall. stephen colbert has released the second week of guest including stephen briere and actress emily blunt, and a musical performance by the dead weather. colbert will take over as the host of the late show a week from today. sometimes coffee roasters will have a one-day promotion, limited edition cold brews will be hand out with his image on the bottle. broadway is preparing to go dark to honor a historic role. why this pool was open, but no swimming was allowed. good morning, everyone. the yankees lost to the red sox, 4-3, and the mets beat the phillies for the tenth straight
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my shoulder, and it makes me happy! alex got it! nitty and gritty in the city today with the high dew points. numbers 10 degrees above normal, and jus increased by the humidity. relief for the south shore, going to the beach, lucky you. staying in? i don't blame you. an air quality alert kicking in for much of new jersey. 6:53. she loves john denver and saving you time. >> you, too, john. an overturned truck is causing delays, and jim smith with more on this alert. good morning, jim. >> that's right it's on the bruckner. the cement truck has been uprighted now, but there's cement on the road, and there's only one lane open. bumper-to-bumper delays back to the interchange. >> jim, thank you. in the bronx, two lanes on the northbound side of the the
new england freeway. the delays are back to the cross bronx. stick to the hutch as the alternate there, and heavy into westchester, and a crash on the southbound freeway, and also reports of a disabled vehicle in the area, and the cupping causing a slow ride, and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris, back to you. >> thank you. visitors of the jones beach are being turned away. the park managers said it's due to a large number of school districts starting the school year early ahead of the labor day holiday and no life guards being available. visitors had no idea it was closed until after they paid their 10-dollar parking fee and walked to the lot from a distant lot. visitors were encouraged to go to the beach where the life guards were working. the pool will be back open for the ever important labor day weekend. it seems like they would
tell you when you go to park, there's no life guards, you can't use the pools. >> especially on a day like yesterday. >> we don't approve. >> nor do we. hello, chris and mary. good to see you both. we have a team of people who have been working overnight, reading the thousands of newly released e-mails for hillary clinton. the family that is accused american airlines of losing their ailing father, and also how slacking off on sleep could make you sick. the magic number you need to stay healthy, which i know, chris and mary, you get every night. >> yes , straight 8. >> i'm still figuring that out. we go with the blue angels to see how they balance the risk and reward. it's a balance sometimes. >> what you need to know before
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the lights will be dimmed tonight in honor of kyle jean- baptiste. the broadway star fell from a fire escape on friday night. if you're traveling this morning, an accident is blocking the northbound side of the new england freeway at pelham parkway, and an overturned truck at east bruckner with delays back to the bruckner interchange. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. john? >> got it! summer just called and wanted me to remind you, it's still summer. heat, hue marylandty today, tomorrow, and thursday. hoping for needed rain on thursday, and until then, force the fluids, seek shade, pay attention to your body, and enjoy the early september sizzle. >> john, thank you so much. we will have another check of news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thank you for watching. i'm mary calvi.